Some experts believe that the lack of awareness among consumers of products such as poultry meat and related products about the principles of food safety is one of the most important causes of these events. Meanwhile, Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Enteritidis appear to play a greater role than other pathogens.
Evaluations indicate that Listeria monocytogenes is the second most important source of disease in European citizens. Although the source of the disease is in most cases products of animal origin, experts believe the possibility of other sources of interference should also be considered.
According to estimates by government officials in the United States, 13,000 people die each year from foodborne illnesses that more than 75% of the patients involved by Salmonella.